Cycle Source Magazine Tests our Hybrid Heated “Cruiser” Gloves

When on a long motorcycle ride, comfort can make the difference between a fun ride and a terrible one. Professional long-distance riders depend on heated gear to regulate and adjust their temperature and therefore stay on the bike for longer periods of time. Heated motorcycle gear (like our heated Cruiser gloves) allow a rider to increase or decrease temperature settings and take charge of their personal comfort without the time-consuming process of removing or adding clothing.

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Venture Heat Hybrid Heated Cruiser Motorcycle Gloves

Our friend, Jeff, tested out our all-leather Cruiser heated gloves on his trip down from Columbia, South Carolina to Daytona Beach, Florida for Bike Week 2017. He noted the glove’s versatility and durability encountering considerable changes in weather conditions while on a Harley-Davidson Softail standard that he rode through the assorted climates and states.

Take a closer look at the gloves, here: Hybrid Heated “Cruiser” Motorcycle Gloves

And read the entire review here:

Venture Heat Saves the Daytona Ride

 

 

 

ESPNW Reviews Heated Base Layer Pants

Hello Venture Heat Fans,

Today’s article is an edited version of an original story from espnW. If you’d like to read the entire story, click here.

 

Gear we love: Six pieces that will keep you REALLY warm

By Cristina Goyanes | Feb 23, 2017
Special to espnW.com

Snow sport lovers, from novice to expert, might know the popular adage: “There’s no such thing as bad weather — only bad gear.” With the imminent threat of the polar vortex — gusts of unbearably cold air usually reserved for the Arctic — a regular puffer and gloves might not be enough to keep you comfortably warm and cozy for a wintery day outside.

With this in mind, I found six sweet pieces of gear that fit the bill, and I brought them with me to Alberta, Canada, where the temps ranged from 30 to minus-5 degrees Fahrenheit during my visit, to put them to the test. (Another major appeal for heading northwest from my New York City base: All Canadian national parks are free to the public this year to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary. If you’ve ever wanted to cross the border, now’s the time!)

Here’s how each item helped me brave the elements and enjoy five days of cold-weather activities — snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice walking — in comfort and with a smile, minus one meltdown on the slopes (more on that below).

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The details: These fleece-lined long johns feature hair-thin microfiber heat panels woven into each knee and thigh and the lower back. An exterior controller hangs over your outer pant, so you can easily change the heat settings (low, medium, high) with the push of a button. A long-lasting, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery gets stashed in the right pocket.

How I tested them: A full day of snowboarding at Lake Louise Ski Resort and two half-days at Sunshine Village (both of which are located within Banff National Park), plus a two-hour dog sledding tour with Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions over the frozen Spray Lakes in Kananaskis Country. The key moment: sitting at the top of a green run at Sunshine Village and having a five-minute meltdown in the snow.

What I liked: As a beginner snowboarder, I spent a lot more time on my butt and knees than upright. Whether I accidentally crashed or purposely plopped down to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views, these pants shielded me from the snow’s frosty bite. They really came to the rescue on day one at Sunshine Village: After a frazzled start to my morning (I unintentionally missed a private lesson) and an epic dismount from the chairlift (I lost my balance and cartwheeled off to the side), staring down my first green run of the season felt too overwhelming. Naturally, I sat in the snow at the top of the hill and cried — but just for a few minutes! The pants kept me warm, though, and soon enough, I was able to get back up and make my way down the mountain.

What I didn’t: The clunky battery sat on my hip in my right pocket. Because falling was a huge part of my day on the slopes, I worried about landing on this bulky block and smashing it against my bone. I got inventive and cinched the inner pocket carrying the battery above my waistline. This way, when I fell, it dug into my stomach, which was still uncomfortable but wasn’t dangerous. Also, I’m blessed with a bit more real estate in the backside. It would have been nice if my heat panel in the rear offered fuller coverage.

Are they worth it? No doubt, especially if you think you might find yourself lounging in the snow during your winter adventures. ($129.99, thewarmingstore.com)

Read the original article here on www.espnW.com.

 

Venture Heat Assists With Eagle Photography During Cold Winter

Every once in a while our friends that have purchased our products send us updates on what they’re up to while using our heated clothing. Just recently, Dixie Kurtz from Iowa sent us a nice note and a few photos of her photography club, the Quad City Photography Club, wearing our winter sports heated glove liners to keep their hands warm when out taking photos in the frigid temperatures of the Iowan winter.

“I am a happy owner of your glove liners. My husband bought them for me for Christmas. I do a lot of eagle photography and live in Iowa where it is sometimes extremely cold. As a member of a photography club I have talked these glove liners up to a few of our members and several have purchased them. I know of at least four people who I have sent your way. If I could have carried an inventory I could have made a few bucks, haha!

Anyway, we have a winter seminar every year which incorporates eagle photography. I’m enclosing a picture of two of our club members that bought your gloves already! The photo shows how cold it is here! Our website is  https://qcphotoclub.com/.

As you can see the glove liners can make for a great day!

Thank you again!

Dixie Kurtz

Vice President

Quad City Photography Club

P.S. Here’s an eagle shot that I took.”

Quad City Photography Club taking some outdoor photos with a little help from Venture Heat's heated glove liners

Quad City Photography Club taking some outdoor photos with a little help from Venture Heat’s heated glove liners

 

Photo of an eagle in flight, photographed by Dixie, while wearing Venture Heat's heated glove liners

Photo of an eagle in flight, photographed by Dixie, while wearing Venture Heat’s heated glove liners

Dixie and the Quad City Photography Club wearing Venture Heat Glove Liners

Dixie and the Quad City Photography Club wearing Venture Heat Glove Liners

Venture Heat Winter Show Schedule 2016 to 2017

Do we really need to justify attending a motorcycle show to you? In addition to the unveiling of new bikes from all the OEMs, the latest parts from aftermarket manufacturers, and incredible deals you can get at a show, we’ll give you one more reason to participate: try on heated motorcycle gear for yourself!

We’ll be at these upcoming International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) over the next few months. Come by our booth to see our new, innovative Hybrid powered gear and experience our proven heated clothing for yourself. We have multiple sizes and styles available, plus friendly staff at the booth to assist you with any heated motorcycle gear questions you might have.

  • December 9-11, 2016 New York, New York. At the Javits Center
  • January 6-8, 2017 Washington D.C.  At the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
  • January 13-15, 2017, Dallas, Texas. At the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
  • January 27-29, 2017 Cleveland, Ohio. At the I-X Center
  • February 3-5, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the Minneapolis Convention Center
  • February 10-12, 2017 Chicago, Illinois. At the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Long Beach IMS

I don’t always pretend like I’m riding a motorcycle, but when I do, I make “vroom, vroom” sounds.

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The Competition – How We Rise Above the Rest

In order to be a successful company in a competitive market, you’ve got to find a way to stand above your competition. So how do we do that? Easily, by offering quality products at a price that is more available to the masses. We don’t compromise our product just to lower the prices and take the lower market share. Instead, we do the opposite. We offer the very best products while still offering them at a price that nearly everyone can afford. Sure, the ticket price may seem high at first, but when you take into account the quality, lifespan and how it compares to our competition – it’s easy to decide who you should go with.

In fact, we’re the only heated clothing manufacturer that offers batteries and chargers as part of the purchase price, instead of having to purchase those necessities separately. Additionally, if you’re purchasing clothing or gloves from our 12 volt powersport line, you’ll receive a battery harness, free of charge.

We won’t nickel-and-dime you like the other guys; Why would we? We want you to be a customer for life; liking our products so much, that you reorder things and start to add to your collection of heated clothing.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Heated Apparel

Whether you knew it or not, heated apparel features benefits that are highly advantageous to anyone spending time out in the cold.  Though you may not have experienced the luxuries of heated clothing yet, you have certainly had to deal with the hassles of chilly weather or drafty rooms.  VentureHeat offers a complete lineup of heated gear designed to keep your entire body warm, no matter what the weather has in store.

Take a look at the following list to find out why once you try heated clothing, you will wonder how you ever lived without it.

5. Minimize bulky layers 

Traditional cold weather gear relies on layers of bulk to keep your body warm.  The idea behind this method of warming is dependent on trapping the heat that the body produces.  As you know, layers of insulated winter gear only goes so far in keeping your body warm.  A major problem in layering is dealing with perspiration.  The body begins to sweat in order to compensate for the heat being trapped by the insulation.  This causes problems as the sweat is also trapped in the insulation, which will create adverse effects due to the lower temperatures outside. You then have the additional hassle of being both wet and cold.

VentureHeat realizes that layering is not the most effective way in keeping you warm.  Instead of stuffing the outerwear with a bounty of insulation, VentureHeat uses active heating panels, positioned strategically throughout your body for maximum warmth.  This shows that dressing to compensate for colder temperatures does not necessarily mean having to wear more as a heated vest or heated jacket will work great to keep you warm all day long.

4. Regain your mobility
Freeing yourself from the thought that in order to stay warm during the winter means you have to pile on the layers opens up a whole new world of activities you will be able to take part in, without having to battle against your over-puffed outerwear.  Whether you are working outdoors, playing sports, or simply trying to manage everyday tasks while out in the cold, VentureHeat’s Heated Apparel makes life easier.

Reducing layers of insulation gives you your mobility back while the heating elements keep you sufficiently warmed. These heating panels feature hair-thin micro fibers that flex and bend naturally with your body so you will never have to worry about them getting in your way.  In fact, they are so thin that you will forget that they are even there when you power the heat off.

3. Manage your Raynaud’s Disease

Raynaud’s disease is a condition that causes areas of your body to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress. The smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin constrict which limits blood from reaching the affected areas.

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When the symptoms of this condition attack, heat often helps to ease the pain.  Using heated gear allows those living with Raynaud’s to enjoy the outdoors more.  Also, since VentureHeat’s heated apparel gives no indication from sight alone that it differs from conventional clothing, it is great to wear indoors as well to ward off the chills of a drafty room without having to bundle up. The Rechargeable Battery Heated Glove Liners are a great choice for those with Raynaud’s.

2.  Protect Against Frostbite
Frostbite strikes when the skin and the tissue just underneath it freezes.  The skin becomes very cold, then numb, hard, and pale.  Frostbite can be extremely painful and leads to severe complications if left untreated.

Protect yourself from frostbite by looking into VentureHeat’s heated gear, with special attention to their array of heated gloves.  Styled as high performance winter gloves, these heated gloves will protect your fingers even before you power them on.  Once you experience the relaxing heat that the heated gloves provide, you will be sure to always have a pair on hand!

1. Enjoy Being Outdoors Longer!
The cold weather tends to limit our desires and abilities in being outdoors for extended periods of time.  If you have noticed that you are not as active during the winter, it is time to regain your lifestyle and continue to enjoy the activities you love all year long.  Instead of letting the weather control you, you can control the weather with VentureHeat’s Heated Clothing!

The Perks of a Heated Car Seat Cover

The Perks of a Heated Car Seat Cover

Starting your car after it has sat overnight in the cold is never something you look forward to in the morning.  Waiting for the heater to kick in can take your entire drive before you start to feel warm air blowing out of the vents. Your other options are to either let your car idle and warm up while you wait inside or to pay extra and upgrade to a newer, more luxurious car with heated seats.  Unfortunately neither of these choices are the most feasible for your schedule or realistic from a financial standpoint.

It is time for you to experience a warming sensation throughout your entire body with the affordable and timely solution of VentureHeat’s Heated Car Seat Cover.  Simply slip the stretchable polyester-mesh cover over your seat and plug the 12-volt cigarette plug into your car’s adaptor.  When you turn the car on, power will immediately begin to heat the seat cover.  You will no longer have to wait for your engine to heat up to feel the warmth like you do when you turn the heater on, because heat will be drawn as soon as you turn the key.

The heating elements are strategically positioned along the seat and back rest for continuous soothing warmth.  With a layer of foam, the heated car seat cover not only provides instant heated warmth, but serves as a comfortable cushion as well.

Coming in gray, tan, and black styles, you are able to choose a heated seat cover that complements your car.  When you are ready for luxurious heat, simply press the button found on the included temperature controller.  This allows you to select between varying levels of heat so that you can maximize your overall comfort.  By warming your core, your body’s blood circulation will improve to spread heat throughout your entire body.  This means that if you tend to get cold fingers or toes while driving, a heated car seat cover could help to warm and relax your extremities even though the heat is centralized along your backside.

The heated car seat cover also works great for the passenger seat as its versatile design is built to fit nearly any car’s bucket seats.  So whether you have a friend or relative that tends to get cold, or are out on a date, the heated car seat cover will produce relaxing warmth whenever it’s needed.

When you have been sufficiently warmed and no longer need the extra boost of warmth, simply press the power button to turn off the heat.  Temperature adjustments can be made on-the-go with just the click of a button so that you can keep your focus on the road.

If you are ready to say goodbye to chilly car rides, take a look at the heated car seat cover for hours of comfortable heat.

Heated Base Layer

Heated Base Layer
It’s time to welcome a new method for staying warm when out in the cold.

When braving the outdoors stricken with cold temperatures, layering is often the first line of defense. However, as anyone who has piled on the layers knows, sweating quickly becomes a major problem.

As the body sweats, perspiration exits the pores and is trapped by your base layer which absorbs the moisture and clings to your body.  The cooler outdoor temperatures chill the moisture causing you to feel cold.

 

Layering is not the most effective way of staying warm.  A heated base layer is key in giving your body the boost it needs to take on frigid temperatures. Constructed from a polyester-spandex blend, the fabric manages your body’s moisture by wicking sweat away from your skin to keep you dry and will protect you from wind and precipitation.

A flexible and pliable heating element is placed along the entire backside of the heated base layer to deliver your core soothing warmth.  Made with micro-carbon fibers 10X smaller than the width of a human hair, these heating elements are designed to move with you to the point of not even noticing their existence.

 

The 7.4V rechargeable lithium-ion batteries give you long-lasting warmth for up to 5 hours. You are also given the freedom to adjust the heat to your individual needs.  So as the day progresses and the weather warms up, simply lower the temperature settings to keep your body comfortable.

Heated base layers give you the energy and warmth you need to perform up to your fullest capabilities during the winter season. They are great for winter sport enthusiasts, but also work perfectly for a walk around the block, an late night concert, or while watching a evening football game.

 

A heated base layer is thin enough to be worn underneath your clothing without giving any indication that you have it on.  The form-fitting design is intended to fit snugly to the body for efficient heating and drying times.

 

It is time to welcome in a new system to stay warm in cold temperatures with a heated base layer.

Heated Apparel for Women

Heated Apparel for Women
Style meets comfort and warmth like never before.

Finding cold weather clothing for women that fits well, keeps you warm, and meets your style preferences is not always easy to come by.  One of the major downfalls that typically comes with the territory for dressing for the cold is the bulk and weight that conventional winter jackets carry.  Many women would rather opt for a slimmer and sleeker look than the poof of puffy insulated jackets.

That being said, the obvious problem of selecting a lighter jacket with a form-fitting cut lacks the capability of providing enough protection against chilly winds and cold temperatures.  This long running dilemma over whether to dress for style or for functionality has vexed women for years.

VentureHeat feels that they have put an end to this great debate by offering lightweight jackets and vests that are styled and tailored specifically for the female form and have added ultra thin heating elements for long-lasting warmth.

From soft shell heated jackets, heated fleece jackets and vests, and heated quilted nylon vests, VentureHeat offers an entire line of heated apparel just for women. The flattering designs combined with the active heating panels found in VentureHeat’s outerwear answers the plea for help from women everywhere who have had to make sacrifices either one way or the other in terms of style and comfort.

The heated apparel uses Xtreme Comfort Technology which uses hair-thin micro fibers that are integrated into the heating panels found strategically placed throughout the garments.  The heating panels are both pliable and flexible, allowing them to move freely with your body.  Unlike some of the competitor brands in heated gear that use resistor cables and coils, VentureHeat’s heated clothing is both cable-free and coil-free.  This innovation in heated gear technology eliminates hot spots and removes the stiff, uncomfortable feeling that cables running along your body induce.

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries power the relaxing heat for up to 5 hours on a single charge depending on which settings you choose. After a day’s worth of heated comfort, simply plug the batteries into the wall with the included charger, and you will be all set for another session of blissful warmth.  A temperature controller gives you the ability to adjust the heat to your exact liking to keep your body at a comfortable level with just the click of a button.

Besides heated jackets and heated vests, VentureHeat also carries both heated gloves for ladies as well as heated glove liners. These are a great option for any woman looking for a boost of warmth in her fingers when the temperature drops.  
The heated gloves for women are styled after traditional winter gloves with a waterproof and wind-resistant exterior and leather palm to protect you from the elements.  The ivory, black, and gray color combination of the Women’s Classy Winter Heated Gloves are sure to complement any outfit.

If you would prefer to amp up an existing jacket that you already own, then take a look at what the Heated Base Layer for Women has to offer.  Made from a stretchable poly-spandex blend, it is thin enough to be worn underneath your clothing without giving any indication that you have it on.  The form-fitting design is intended to fit snugly to the body for efficient heating and drying times. Learn more about all of the great features that the Heated Base Layer has to offer.

Heated apparel allows you to be more active during the winter by letting you dress for both style and comfort instead of forcing you into conforming with traditional bulky outerwear.  Check out VentureHeat’s line of heated apparel for women to find the style right for you!

Which Heat Therapy Products are Right For Me?

Which Heat Therapy Products are Right For Me?
Infrared Ray Heat Therapy is commonly used for pain management when it comes to chronic aches and pains.

The advantages for Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Heat Therapy are many such as having the ability to penetrate up to 3 inches below the skin causing capillaries to dilate which improves blood flow to the area.  This increase in blood flow helps your body to resupply the vital nutrients and oxygen it needs to recuperate.  Far Infrared Rays are also able to aid the body in getting rid of harmful toxins and metabolic wastes. Learn more about FIR heat therapy.

 

Because of all the positive attributes associated with FIR heat therapy, it is certainly a top contender for being the best choice in heat therapy.  Physical therapists and chiropractors choose FIR lamps to treat patients suffering from chronic pains.  The same technology they are using is now available for home and portable use with wraps designed specifically for the ailing area.

VentureHeat has two different lines of FIR heat therapy wraps.  Depending on your lifestyle and preferences in using heat therapy wraps, you have the option of either the At-Home Plug-in series or the Rechargeable Battery wraps.  Both systems use FIR heat therapy and are able to heat to the same temperature levels through the included temperature controllers.

With the At-Home Plug-in line of heat therapy wraps, you are able to plug the wrap into the wall using the 6 foot cord and receive soothing heat for as long as you need. After a 30 minute session, a built-in timer will automatically shut the wrap off as many physical therapists and chiropractors recommend half hour increments of heat therapy treatment.  If you would like to extend the heat beyond the 30 minutes, simply turn the wrap back on using the hand held controller for another session.

The controller also allows you to adjust the heat to four different settings depending on your own personal preference.  Simply click through the levels shown by LED indicator lights displayed on the controller to dial in the heat for greatest comfort.

The benefit of using an At-Home Plug-in heat therapy wrap is that you will never have to worry about charging batteries or running out of power.  As long as you are near an outlet, you can experience heated pain relief whenever you feel the need.  These wraps are great if you primarily use heat therapy when watching T.V., reading a book, or sitting at the computer. They are perfect for home and office use when you are near an outlet.

Rechargeable Battery wraps, on the other hand, give you the freedom to take FIR heat therapy wherever you go.  Powered by long-lasting lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, you will have heat for 2 – 5 hours depending on the settings you choose.  

The built-in temperature controller lets you adjust the heat to 4 separate levels with just the click of a button. To recharge the battery, simply plug the charger into the wall for 4 to 6 hours and you will be ready for another round of heated comfort.

Like the At-Home Plug-in wraps, the Rechargeable Battery wraps also have an automatic shut-off feature that kicks in after 30 minutes of continuous use.  If extended time is desired, just power back on the power pack for another session.  The Rechargeable Battery wraps are a great choice if you would prefer to use your heat therapy wraps while in the car, out and about, or working around the house.  Having the freedom to move freely and not being tethered to a wall outlet make the Rechargeable Battery wraps a great choice for those with an active lifestyle and enjoy the portability factor that these wraps allow for.

Both the At-Home Plug-in wraps and the Rechargeable Battery wraps are constructed with a flexible neoprene rubber that stretches and moves with the body. The Velcro straps let you adjust the wrap to fit your body snugly, enabling a better fit and performance.  The wraps are lined with fleece to give you greater comfort on the surface of your skin.

Because the wraps are tailored to fit specific areas on your body, you will never have to bother with wraps sliding out of place or worry about trying to balance them on your body.  VentureHeat’s wraps use targeted heating elements to maximize their effectiveness and to deliver heat exactly where you need it.

Another great feature about these wraps is that they can be used on both sides of the body.  For instance, VentureHeat’s Heat Therapy Shoulder Wrap can be used on both the right and left shoulders.  The same is true for the Knee, Wrist, Elbow, and Ankle Wraps.  Other brands are designed for only side of the body, forcing you to buy multiple wraps if you need relief on both sides.  VentureHeat realizes that your pain may not be contained to only one side and gives you the option to wear the wraps on either side.

If you are looking for relief from your pains, it is time to give VentureHeat a try with either the At-Home Plug-in Wraps or one of the Rechargeable Battery Heat Therapy Wraps. Look to VentureHeat today for a pain-free tomorrow.